Monday 31 July 2017

Sitting down with Clues and Reviews

In which we discuss being in Canada during SARS, stocking an apocalypse pantry and one star reviews.

Monday 24 July 2017

Review -

"Hannah’s point of view is so encompassing, I found myself worrying that I hadn’t sanitized the hand rail of the treadmill I was reading on, and I didn’t have enough food at home if we got trapped there.

We also don’t have a generator."

Neither do I.

Read review here.

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Essay -

"For the purposes of telling a story in a reasonable time frame, I cheated on the odd detail. To take a vaccine from identification of microbe to ready for mass usage requires years, not weeks or months. SARS was contained not by a medical miracle pulled out of the hat but by eliminating animal hosts, isolating infected patients and waiting."

Read more here.

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Review -

"What is scary to think, and I think many readers will consider this, is whether something similar to this scenario could possibly one day become a reality. This isn’t your zombie apocalypse kind of stuff, this is actually a more terrifying prospect!"
Read review here.

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Newsweek, March 28

"There are many books about what happens once the world falls apart - but there are far fewer that focus on the questions of morality and ethics that are raised when it all goes down. "

Sunday 2 July 2017

Review - bookbarblog

Nice way to end a weekend -

"Like many, Hannah’s motivation is in protecting those closest to her and Hickie does an amazing job of bringing that need through in her writing. Hannah’s love and fear are so palpable that it pulls the reader through the story, making it a truly intense reading experience."

Read full review here.